May 15

Cobb County Public Library: Summer READING Adventure 2020


Dear Parent/Guardian:
The Cobb County School District Library Media Education Department is partnering again with Cobb
and Smyrna Public Libraries for our Summer Reading Adventure 2020. We challenge all students to
read 20 minutes each day for a total of 20 hours this summer using a fresh, new program: Beanstack!
Reading throughout the summer for at least 20 minutes a day helps students maintain learning gains
made in school and starts the upcoming new school year off right.


The 2020 Summer Reading Adventure begins June 1st! Sign up at
and read 20 minutes a day for a total of 20 hours this summer.

These resources can help:
CCSD Library Media Education: Visit for reading resources,
ebooks, reading suggestions, and links to learning resources, such as Cobb Digital Library.

Cobb and Smyrna Public Libraries: Visit to sign up for
the Summer Reading Adventure, where students can log summer reading activities and
minutes using Beanstack. City of Smyrna residents may also participate through the City of
Smyrna Public Library.

Beanstack: Students use Beanstack to log minutes, earn badges, and win prizes! Sign up for
the Summer Reading Adventure in Beanstack at Beanstack
is available online and as a free app.

Sora: Cobb students can read ebooks and e-audiobooks all summer long with Sora. With
hundreds of great titles, you’ll have plenty to choose from! Additionally, the “Sweet Reads”
collection makes it easy to read the same books with friends. Visit or download
the free app on your device.

Keep reading and have a great summer!

May 15

4th Grade Finale…Enjoy Your Summer!!

Congratulations on completing fourth grade!  This will always be the year that we made history. We should be proud of our determination and efforts, because we proved that no obstacle will stop us from success.

Now it’s time to Slide into Summer!  We strongly recommend that you continue learning this summer.  Here are some summer challenges:       

  1. Read a minimum of 3-4 books this summer and practice your reading strategies. Continue with your class ReadWorks, ReadTheory, or Scholastic for reading comprehension practice.
  2. Make sure that you know all your multiplication and division facts before you enter 5th Play DreamBox.  Practice calculations and problem solving.
  3. Write narrative, opinion, and informational essays.
  4. You will have access to Clever all summer, so continue to use this resource.

Of course, summer is a time to relax and have fun too.  Here are just a few ideas your family can do this summer:

  1. Make an ABC booklet about what you did this summer:

Think about all that you will accomplish over the summer and make a book about it.  First, you will need to make a plan: ABC Planning Page.  Use this attached organizer to start planning out the details for each letter of the alphabet. For this ABC book you can decide to do one out of paper or make a digital option using PowerPoint or Adobe Spark!  The options are endless and we cannot wait to see what you created!

  1. Make a DIY slip & slide:
  2. Make frozen yogurt popsicles:

  1. Rainy Day Activities:

Possibilities are endless!  Enjoy your summer!

May 11

Class Slideshow & Other News…

Class Photos

Hello Parents and Students,

Click on the “Class Photos” link above to download the slideshow.  We worked hard and learned so much in 4th grade! I’ve included some of the highlights from our year together. I hope you enjoy looking back on the good times we shared as a class!!

This is our last full week of Digital Learning; work has been posted on the 4th Grade Blog (and emailed to you). We will have our “Farewell Zoom” on Thursday at 10:00 am. Ms. Stanley will have her final Zoom Read Aloud on Thursday at 11 am. I will send out the information for these Zoom meetings on Remind.

17 Awesome Ways to Celebrate the End of the School Year ...

For the last 3 days of school (May 18th-20th), feel free to read a good book and complete activities on Dreambox. Clever will be up and running throughout the summer for you to access educational activities.

End of Year Report Cards:  Parents MUST use ParentVue (Synergy) to view the digital copy of the report cards (the same platform that you used to view grades all year). No hard copies will be printed as of this moment.  😊  Please email our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Sandra Alford, if you need your access code to ParentVue (Synergy).  You will need to send her a copy of your driver’s license when you contact her, so that she can immediately send you the access code.

Semkeville » Blog Archive » Thank You For An Unforgettable Year!


Mrs. Rutherford


May 3

Procedures for Pick Up of Student Belongings

Paoli Public Schools

Dear Parents and Students,

Due to the lifting of shelter-in-place, teachers will be able to go in their classrooms intermittently to gather students materials to be distributed. Everything in your child’s desk will be bagged, labeled, and placed in alphabetical order for pick-up. Unfortunately, I do not have time to clean out the unnecessary materials.

We will need to cancel our Monday Zoom meetings. I will be at school during that time to gather student materials (this week and next week).

I will send out more information as I receive it.

May 4-15th Library book drop off. A Library box will be out front of the main entrance Monday- Thursday from 9-12pm. Parents can drop off library books daily.

May 18th -19th

Parents will drive into the bus port for pickup at designated times. Pick up Stations will be spread out and marked under the Canopy. No one will be allowed out of their cars or into the building

Pick up for Student Belongings at Station 1.   Student Medicine Pick up at Station 2. Library book drop off at Station 3.  Yearbook pick up at Station 4.

Monday May 18th                                 Tues May 19th

9-10am- Last name A-F                           9-10am- Last name Q-U

10-11am-Last name G-K                         10-11am- Last name V-Z

11-12pm Last name L-P                          11-12pm- Final Pick up , Yearbook Sales,

April 26

Week of April 27th

Digital Learning Days - Factory Shoals Middle School

This week, during our Zoom meeting, we will have a visit from Dr. Hosey and Mrs. Robinson. I will finish reading our whole group novel, Dear Levi. We’ll find out if Austin makes it to his Pa’s claim and if his brother Levi joins him.


I must say that I’ve enjoyed reading all of the opinion essays and fractured fairy tales that were submitted on Office 365. Many of you are impressing me by implementing everything that you’ve learned during our writing lessons. You are using hooks to grab your reader, adding transitions, changing paragraphs, and writing meaningful opening and closing paragraphs. I have commented on all of the work that I have received by either emailing your parents, or by leaving comments on your work on Office 365. I’m so proud of you- KEEP IT UP!! 🙌


In addition to the reading assignments posted on the 4th grade blog, please continue to read for 20-30 minutes each day. 📚


In addition to the math assignments posted on the 4th grade blog, don’t forget to practice your skills on You should be completing 5 lessons per week.

I love and miss you guys❣❣

Mrs. Rutherford


April 12

Cobb Schools 4-Day Digital Learning Schedule

As we enter the fourth week of digital learning across Cobb County, we have been actively listening to the experiences of our students, parents, and teachers. In an environment that has changed much in our day-to-day lives, we have heard many examples of an entire community that is supporting learning in exciting, creative ways. We are also committed to listening and learning from those experiences so student learning can best continue for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, for all Cobb County students, and for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, digital learning will occur on a Monday through Thursday schedule.

Each Friday will be an opportunity for students to independently review their progress from the previous week and to catch-up on assignments as needed. No new work or assignments will be presented to students on Fridays.

March 28

March 30th-April 3rd —>STEM WEEK

This week, you will choose to complete activities on the STEM BINGO choice board posted on our the 4th grade blog. You may choose one activity from one column that you’d like to complete each day. You may also choose to do more than one activity- the choice is yours.

Reading: You will independently read for 30-40 minutes each day. You will then write a brief summary (5-6 sentences) about what you’ve read or you may write a new ending for what you’ve read. Also, if you are in READ 180, Mrs. Robinson wants you to continue to login. She will be joining us this week during one of our Zooms.

Scholastic is offering free online learning experiences during school closures- Copy and paste the link below into your browser:

Math: You may continue to do Dreambox,, or any other online math games that you prefer. You may also create division flashcards for the facts that you do not know. At the end of the week, your parents should give you a timed quiz (5 minutes).

March 26

I enjoyed seeing you today!

Our first Zoom meeting was a success! I really enjoyed seeing your smiling faces (and we missed many other smiling faces). It warmed my heart to see you guys connecting and chatting with each other again!! Most of you want to Zoom twice a week, so we will Zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays for anyone that is available to join us at 10:00 am on those days. I’ll send the invite out to your parents.


March 26

Ms. Stanley Zoom Read Aloud

Ms. Stanley is inviting you to her ZOOM meeting this week.  She will showcase at least one book each Friday for her “Friday Read Aloud Favoritesbooktalk.   

Topic:  showcasing the books, My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza & The Three Cabritos by Eric A. Kimmel.  Both books are trickster tales and perfect for all age groups. 

  Donna Stanley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Ms. Stanley’s Friday Read Aloud Favorites  

Time: Mar 27, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting 

  Meeting ID: 419 618 5446 


March 23


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I’d like for us all to connect and see each other’s faces at least once a week. If I set up ZOOM meetings, our whole class could join our SKYPE like meeting. I was planning to start morning meetings at 10 am on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

If you would 100% join, could you please email me?  If there is enough participation, we could start having ZOOM Morning Meetings this week!

I’d like to SHOUT OUT Kaden Perez for posting his Flip grid videos to the 4th grade blog page. I’ve enjoyed watching you tell us about what you’re doing at home. Miss you!!